The 10th-generation Honda Civic lineup is forming up to be one of the most diverse ever provided in the U.S. Along with the sedan and coupe on sale now, a hatchback variation will be offered for the very first time from 2005. The Civic hatch concept that launched previously this year provided a clue what that model will resemble.
This image appears to reveal a near-production-completed Civic hatchback boarding a vehicle carrier ship. The rear end includes the same coupe-like slope of the concept along with the big vent details in the bumper. Not remarkably, the designing is softened from the concept. Now that the camouflage is off, the distinction is quite clear.
It’s uncertain where the carrier ship is headed, but it can be the United States offered the Civic hatchback’s fall 2016 launch date. Surprisingly, the model goes on sale in Europe after the United States, in early 2017. The vehicle will likely get the very same naturally aspirated 2.0-liter and turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder alternatives as the sedan and coupe, and will most likely come paired to either a CVT or six-speed handbook. The existing Civic Type R is based on the hatchback model, so it’s possible the 10th-gen Type R might follow fit. A Honda Civic Type R is lastly set to arrive in the United States, together with a brand-new Si design.